Skip to main content

tv   ABC7 News 500AM  ABC  April 13, 2019 5:00am-6:01am PDT

5:00 am
>> good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> it's saturday, april 13th, good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm chris nguyen. let's start with the first look at the forecast. here's lisa argen tracking live doppler. >> we have plenty of sunshine and pleasant weather on the way. you can see some of the fog banked up along the coast and visibility is good and we are looking at temperatures around 50 degrees, san francisco, san jose, 51 by the delta and a live look outside. nice and clear and that will pave the way for a sunny day today. so looking at that sun coming up at 6:37, plenty of sunshine with
5:01 am
upper 60s. inland by noon time at the coast about 10 degrees cooler and later on today it will be a beautiful day at the beach with 60s there and even upper 60s in some spots, to the upper 70s around the bay and nice and dry, evening. we will increase the clouds for your sunday and yes, there are april showers in my seven-day outlook. >> thank you. developing news, for the third time since february concrete has fall own the richmond-san rafael bridge. traffic is moving fine on this saturday morning, but that could change as the morning progresses on. lanes have been closed nightly because of emergency repair work which is what you see here. crews are predicting the work will take three months and lower deck repairs will start next year. the third incident happened on the eastbound side of 580 on the high-rise. it's unclear if this is related to the two previous incidents.
5:02 am
just last thursday chunks fell as a result of repair work to fix one of the 31 sliding plate joints on the upper deck of the bridge. traffic in the eastbound direction was stopped for hours the next day while crews inspected the bridge deck. a separate, unrelated incident saw concrete chunks fall on to the lower deck february 7th. in the east bay, a family is on edge this morning after being targeted twice this week by a suspected arsonist. the latest fire forced the mother and son to escape their berkeley apartment through their balcony. abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard has more. >> lives could have been lost. >> reporter: berkeley neighbors are fearful after a fire broke out at this apartment on stanton street. the chart entry is off limits. >> there was an uber driver on the corner. he saw what happened and banged on our door and told us to come outside. i initially grabbed a fire extinguisher thinking it was something small, but the guy told us it was something way bigger.
5:03 am
>>a mother and son inside the apartment were trapped by the flames and they were rescued by firefighters. >> people were brought down the back off the balcony and evaluated by the medics. >> the fire department believes the fire was no accident. it was intentionally set. >> we did find what appeared to be some rags or a fabric that had some flammable liquid on it. >> the battalion chief reported witnesses reported a man running away from the fire and on tuesday officials say a molotov cocktail was thrown at a window in the same apartment, but likely missed. ashley's mom saw it land. >> my mom came out and put the fire out with the fire extinguisher the first time because it was small. >> police are investigating. they don't know why the family was targeted. neighbors are worried about their open safety. >> i want to catch this person because it's the least that we can do. >> i hope somebody can come out and say if they saw anything because that's somebody's life. >> authorities say there is no description on the man seen
5:04 am
running away from the fire. mother and son were not hurt. we are told they have moved to a new apartment. in berkeley, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. a 12-year-old girl says her classmate had been bullying her for months. after the i-team's dan noyes demanded answers about the school's handling of the case. the school has suspended the principal and the teacher in that classroom. dan has the story you will see only on 7. [ screaming ] >> reporter: what sets this attack apart from others we've seen is the teacher's response. look at the beginning of the video again. that's stewart elementary 7th grade teacher jeremy cooper raising his hands and walking away. >> i was very shocked that he didn't do anything because most teachers just go and try to stop it, but he didn't do anything. >> reporter: the beating 12-year-old valoria lasted 40 seconds. >> she told me she hit me.
5:05 am
>> her mother saw her daughter's bruises and took her to the hospital for evaluation and thankfully no serious injuries. the enormity of what happened didn't sink in until she saw the video the next day. it circulated among students and social media. >> i never thought i would see my child have to go through this. >> it made me sad that my mom was crying. >> carla gamboa first complained about her daughter being bullied, discussing the teasing about her height, her friends and even during class. >> i couldn't focus and i want to learn and not just hear her always talking about me and saying stuff. >> the mom started keeping a list of alleged incidents the other students posted a track. >> she's a ho, ho, ho, ho. >> she's a school bus driver herself and carla tells me after she complained to the west contra costa unified school district again, the bullying
5:06 am
stopped for a while and then came the classroom beating on march 25th and she confronted principal peter aloo. >> i said now what are you going to do? i told you last time that i wanted to avoid this to happen and it was just a matter of time. he said i don't know, i can't tell you what i'm going to do. i was, like, are you serious? carla kept valoria home for two weeks and the school never called to check on her daughter or to provide make-up work so i went to the school this week. >> she started beating her and pulling her hair and stuff. >> and with their parent's permission spoke with students who were there during the attack. >> i just thought it was stupid and crazy. >> why do you need to fight her? >> val was just trying to, like, trying to avoid the fight, but she got beat up really bad. >> principal aloo and jeremy cooper would not come out to discuss what happened. i waited for hours and they left without my seeing them p. i returned to watch the
5:07 am
principal's parking place empty and her mother went to a district official. >> was there an apology? >> there was. they accepted that they dropped the ball. >> the school district told me they would e-mail a statement about the case, but i went to the head quarters to press for an interview and called superintendent matt duffy coming out of a meeting. >> we are certainly disturbed by what happened in that classroom, and we've taken disciplinary action and both the teacher and principal are on administrative leave at this time which should give you some idea of how we feel the handling of the situation went. >> the family has obtained a temporary restraining order and the family ordered the alleged bull toe have no contact with valoria and to stay three yards away from her, but they still both go to the same school. >> i've not been able to reach the other family in the story. valoria's mom has filed a police report and wants to press charges and wants to talk to a lawyer about suing the school. dan noyes, abc 7 news.
5:08 am
there are resources out there if your child is being bullied. we have a page dedicated to finding your ally through different bay area organizations. visit our website, abc 7 action. time now, 5:08. bay area leaders reacted strongly to president trump's threat to send detained immigrants to sanctuary cities across the u.s. you're looking at a map now showing bay areas cities and counties that have declared themselves as sanctuaries and they include san francisco, oakland and san jose mayor sam lacarto urged both the president and federal lawmakers to focus on reforming america's current immigration system. >> a solution does not include scaring parts of our community. families at the border. it does not include punishing political opponents. >> oakland mayor lindhy shaft described the president and his policies as being racist.
5:09 am
>> this administration continues to use petty politics and really just vitriolic rhetoric to advance a racist agenda. this is not american. >> san francisco mayor london breed issued a statement responding to president trump saying, quote, like so many issues we are forced to talk about this presidency. this isn't a real idea or a real proposal. it's just another scare tactic and we are proud to be a sanctuary city and to continue to put forward proposals to support our immigrant communities. building a better bay area sometimes begins with a choice to do so. a former san francisco giant's opener threw the first pitch. now referred to justin cristian. his love for the bay area led to a career in law enforcement. amanda del castillo has the story. >> reporter: back on the baseball field, but in a different uniform.
5:10 am
former san francisco outfielder turned deputy sheriff justin cristian took the mound at san jose's thursday night's game. >> it brought back some good memories. it was fun. >> reporter: standing beside lori smith, cristian threw the first pitch. his two passions colliding. >> i wanted to get in law enforcement while i was in college and never had the opportunity because i was blessed enough to continue baseball. >> a successful baseball career that landed him back in the bay area. he grew up in san mateo. cristian took home a world series ring with the giants in 2012. in 2015 he retired in major league baseball and went through the academy a year later and his goal to help build a better bay area. >> i wanted something to challenge me and go out and make a difference in the community and law enforcement was that choice for me. >> cristian says the transition was smooth pointing to parallels like teamwork, camaraderie and competition. the world series champion now
5:11 am
chafrm oning for the people. >> i've grown up here in the bay area the community has treated me very well and it's the least i can do is give a the bit back to the community. >> in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. share them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. time now is 5:11. lisa is keeping an eye on the accuweather forecast for us. >> timing is just right so that we have the warmest, driest, suniest days for a part of the weekend and a live look outside from the roof camera. it is upper 40s in the cooler north bay. 45 in gill roy and today is the pick day if you want sunshine. tomorrow it will fade away and monday, you'll want to stay tuned. we'll have it all coming up. >> lisa, thank you. also ahead, remember the massive hammer heights? detectives are one step closer to cracking the case. >> when people come to firella's
5:12 am
restaurant they don
5:13 am
♪ [ crying ] ♪ you protect them at home. we help protect them online. this is beyond wifi. this is xfi. simple. easy. awesome. xfinity. the future of awesome. thyou just stop i wonder what age that is. new simply ageless with hyaluronic complex. plumps and hydrates for your best skin at any age. from covergirl.
5:14 am
searching for the thieves who stole a van from a concord day care center. it's the day care's second van to be stolen this week and the third stolen this year. the van was taken from the diane dare day care center's parking lot on west street just after 5:30 yesterday morning. police did confirm it was not the same van stolen earlier this week. that one was recovered and it's still in the shop. in the north bay, part of a massive sculpture stolen from the lawn of the community center has been found. artist doug's 6 foot hammer head was found on the sonoma county property without the handle. the piece named the hammer was stolen in early october.
5:15 am
he will restore and return the piece. a three-foot nail marks the spot where the nail once stood. a san francisco restaurant is not only gaining popularity for its great food, but what's on the walls. the wallpaper in nbc 7 spoke to the artist about its craft. >> reporter: it started with a picture, a perfect instagram picture from foodies like this one. >> first of all, i would never post anything that i did not actually like. >> it is the background of every photo with bay area history. >> for us, we are proud to be a neighborhood restaurant and everyone on this wallpaper represented something in the bay area. >> fiorella,'s owner said never thought it would be known for the wall. ? now talking about the characters on the wall we had to meet the
5:16 am
artist behind this wallpaper. meet matt richey. in 2015, a group of friends known as lonely island asked them to draw four bay area characters and landmarks to make a wallpaper out of it and the rest is history. >> do you feel like a historian? >> not -- i didn't at the time. that was never my intent, but now i feel people are really responding to it and i think it generates a lot of nostalgia for them. >> reporter: to the artist, the wallpaper is more than a decoration, it's a piece of art that took him more than a year to finish, and more than 30 hours. >> trying to get involved in researching that individual really made me look into the career of joe montana. i was looking at photos and reference and piecing it together. >> recently, this restaurant opened a second location and the artist has gotten requests to add more people to the history wail. >> already know i like steph
5:17 am
curry. >> in san francisco, luz pen a abc 7 news. >> after 18 innings the giants finally scored to beat the rockies 3-2. the game ended at 12:50, just five and a half hours after the first pitch. that's the longest game in oracle park history. the giants lost to the diamondbacks in 18 innings, giants mascot lucille came out dressed in the pjs. the team doesn't have a lot of time to rest and they're back in action this afternoon at 1:05. last night's game was the first fireworks night at oracle park and the crowd dwindled to 3,000 at the end of the game and the giants shared this video on twitter at the show and this was at 1:11 this morning. weatherwise, it is mild outside and lisa argen is tracking the forecast as we start the weekend. >> hi, chris. it's pretty nice right now, we can see patchy fog along the san mateo coast, further south along monterey and what tends to be a
5:18 am
usual pattern around here will feel spring like tomorrow and more so on monday. 52 in belmont. it is 48 in san mateo at 49 in san bruno and cooler numbers out in the inland valleys and 46 in livermore with 47 up to the north in napa. so looking at the exploratorium camera and it will be a beautiful day today. sunny, mild and warmer today. cooler tomorrow. we will increase the clouds for second half of the afternoon and spreng time showers arrive for monday, but it's a good thing because wait until you see the temperatures for monday. we are looking at above-average readings then. 72 in santa cruz. 66 half moon bay and lots of sunshine and the uv index will be high and those winds up to 20 miles an hour and a bit of a sea breeze and ocean beach, 66. the pollen getting out of control with moderate to high conditions today and pretty bad tomorrow. you can see right on through
5:19 am
monday. sufferers will certainly be having a rough time of it and better on tuesday. the trend for the bay area will b for the warmer weather today. this is concord, 77 and cooler tomorrow. low 70s and the coolest day will be monday. here's where we're looking at a weather system arriving and bringing a few april showers and the numbers rebound and we'll see 80s by the end of the week and certainly getting into the warmest weather we've seen in the five or six months in the next five days and starting out clear. lots of sunshine and here's the second half of the day. 3:00 in the north bay, increasing clouds and that will be the trend throughout the rest of the afternoon. so get out there early, if you want the sun otherwise still mild out there. this is monday waking up to dry conditions after the morning commute. the rain will move in by midday and we'll look at the scattered showers right on in through the evening commute and it should be over with through the overnight hours on monday. >> it will be a one on the storm
5:20 am
impact scale anywhere from a couple hundreds to a tenth of an inch and up in the north bay, we can see about 0.2. highs today it will be warmer, sunny and temperatures in the upper 70s and 76 in santa rosa. oakland with the mid and upper 60s from the coast into san francisco and mid to upper 60s shoreline with mid-70s along the bay and cooler with the increasing clouds tomorrow by 2 to 4 degrees and the showers arrive with cooler weather on monday and 1 on the storm impact scale and after that, we're clearing and the drying trend continues with warmer weather through the middle of the week and wow, it looks like summer by the end of the week and a little bit of everything for the next seven days. >> this is a forecast i can get behind. lisa, thank you. just ahead, a preview of
5:21 am
5:22 am
that's an aggressive yellow. pretty great, huh? if you're a banana. i find it very... appealing. kellogg's raisin bran with bananas. two scoops meet real banana slices. i've done a good job of raisin ya. two scoops meet real banana slices. val, vern... i'm off to college and i'm not gonna be around... i'm worried about my parents' retirement. oh, don't worry. voya helps them to and through retirement... ...dealing with today's expenses... college... ...while helping plan, invest and protect for the future. so they'll be okay... without me? um... and when we knock out this wall imagine the closet space? yes! oh hey, son. yeah, i think they'll be fine. voya. helping you to and through retirement.
5:23 am
monday's the last day to file your taxes. the irs says there are 50 million taxpayers who still haven't filed their 2018 returns. some say they're putting it off because they're afraid they owe money. if you still haven't filed and you're looking for help we have resources on our website. abc 7 the irs says more than 40% of us are doing our own taxes, but be careful. a menlo park man lost his tax refund because of a tiny mistake. he got some help from 7 on your side's michael finney. if you are one of the millions of americans rushing to get your taxes done right now. a little advice, stop rushing. >> sure enough i made a typo. i turned two number around. >> that one tiny little mistake
5:24 am
sent nicholas hall's $672 tax refund to the wrong person. ? that person, a woman apparently, withdrew the money, and it was gone. >> and nicholas absolutely couldn't get it back. >> no recourse for me for a simple mistake i made. so therefore somebody else gets a free $672. >> nicholas has been dealing with this since last year when he used an online tax prep service. >> on the website, you couldn't copy paste numbers. >> so nicholas had to type in all those bank account and routing numbers by hand and that's when it happened. >> i made a simple typo on a very long string of numbers. >> the irs noticed the mistake, but the state of california didn't. it deposited his state tax refund directly into the account, the one with the wrong number. they said sorry, wea've already
5:25 am
sent the money. >> they couldn't give it to me because they weren't sure it was actually mine. >> it was already in the woman's account and fidelity said it needed her permission to take it back out. >> she already withdrew the money so there's nothing we can do. >> nicholas could aren't believe there was no fix. >> i mean, this isn't cryptocurrency, this isn't bitcoin. >> he contacted 7 on your side and we contacted fidelity and the franchise tax board. if the refund goes to the wrong account it asks the bank to return the money or identify the person who resatisficeived it. fidelity said misdirected deposits are complicated and fidelity attempts to work with both affected clients to come to an acceptable outcome. in this case, following an extensive review, we resolved the issue. how? it gave nicholas his $672 as a gesture of good will. >> like, thank god and thank god
5:26 am
for 7 on your side. >> so make sure you check and re-check your bank numbers before you hit send. if you make a mistake, the best case scenario is nobody has an account with the wrong number. however, if it does get into the wrong account the state and irs both have a process to try to get your money back. i've posted helpful links. you can check them out at abc 7 i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. happening today an all-new light projection experience at universal studios hollywood debuts and the wizarding world of harry potter. ♪ ♪ >> very impressive. the dark arts at hogwarts castle casts a mesmerizing display of light, music and special effects using drone technology. as darkness falls at the castle, death eaters and sinister images. see the show until the 28th and memorial day weekend.
5:27 am
♪ ♪ "star wars" fans are buzzing on social media about the release of the trailer for "star wars" episode 9. it revealed the title to the final chapter in the saga. it will be star wars, the rise of skywalker. it will open open december 20th and star wars is owned by disney who is also the parent company of abc 7. >> still to come on abc 7 mornings. three teenagers try to rob a north bay camera store. what employees did to turn the tables on them. they're cute, furry and friendly. we'll
5:28 am
moving? that's harder now because of psoriatic arthritis. but you're still moved by moments like this. don't let psoriatic arthritis take them away. taltz reduces joint pain and stiffness and helps stop the progression of joint damage. for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, 90% saw significant improvement. taltz even gives you a chance at completely clear skin. don't use if you're allergic to taltz. before starting, you should be checked for tuberculosis. taltz may increase risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection, symptoms, or received a vaccine or plan to. inflammatory bowel disease can happen with taltz, including worsening of symptoms. serious allergic reactions can occur. for all the things that move you. ask your doctor about taltz. has been making folks feel right at home, with meals like homestyle country fried steak,
5:29 am
grandma's sampler, and our signature chicken n' dumplins. so, come on home to what you love. come on home to cracker barrel. good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. this is abc 7 mornings. thanks so much for waking up with us. i'm chris nguyen. we're off to a mild start across the bay area. here's meteorologist lisa argen with the conditions where you
5:30 am
live. >> hi, chris. we timed this one out just right for your saturday starting out at 50 degrees in san francisco. 49 in san mateo. 48 in napa. not too cool, but we will be looking at a day today warmer than yesterday and temperatures will be above average so starting out 10:00, everybody is in the 60s except right at the coast and plenty of sunshine. throughout the 2:00 hour we have low to mid 70s inland and upper 50s at the coast and still sunny, warm, mid-60s to near 70 degrees and we'll look for another pretty nice day to start your sunday and that's where the changes arrive and i'll detail that with my accuweather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> lisa, thank you. >> in the north bay, santa rosa police are investigating an attempted robbery at a camera store caught on camera. the victims did not go quietly. wayne friedman shows us what happened. >> reporter: shutterbug camera in santa rosa is always a busy
5:31 am
store, but when security cameras picked up three young men entering the front door with open backpacks who then spread out, the employees began to think they might be up to no good. >> i heard the door and saw them on the screen and saw them. >> i yelled out he's grabbing stop. >> jonathan parnell and mark pafky, three of the eight people working jumped behind the case, grabbed gear and encountered something they hadn't planned on, resistance. >> in most situations like this stores have policies to de-es crate situations before they get worse. this store had a history and it had been robbed before. so employees blocked the front door and wrestled with them, later they learned the suspect his a gun and that's mike in the red shirt. >> what made you challenge these guys? >> instinct. unfortunately, we're not supposed to and we had to tell the staff not to because we don't want anyone getting hurt,
5:32 am
but it's personal for us. >> especially in a store that's been robbed in the past. of the three suspects, one got away, at least one of the other two is a juvenile, 14 years old. >> the people that are that desperate to try to come into a family-owned shop and try something like that and it's a shame for the kids and it's a shame for society ney general, i think. >> so you get bit on the arm by one of the guys? >> i got bit on the arm when we were struggling on the ground. >> as business returned to normal they know it could have been worse, a lot worse. >> it was something that we all did for each other. >> in santa rosa, wayne friedman, abc 7 news. a former florida prep school administrator has pleaded guilty to rigging students' entrance exam scores in the cheating scheme. mark riddell was among 50 people charged last month and authorities say he was paid $10,000 a pop to take entrance exams in place of the students or correct their answers.
5:33 am
under a plea agreement riddell will have to forfeit $200,000 that he learned from the scheme and we are learning that federal prosecutors in boston have sent letters to some of the adult children involved in the scheme and like their parents, they, too, will face charges. time now is 5:33. in san francisco lawmakers are trying to reduce the traffic on the crooked part of lombard street. assemblyman will detail the legislation on monday. it will include charging drivers a fee to drive down the street and require them to make a reservation. the transportation authority says the average capacity on the street is 320 an hour. past attempts have failed. >> the concern that ipo millionaires are about to gobble up every last piece of real estate in san francisco may not be a problem for most people. first of all, the city has 300,000 millionaires. the real estate agents don't think another 2,000 millionaires will make much of a difference.
5:34 am
plus new millionaires will be being looking at homes valued at more than $3 million. that leaves lower priced homes for the rest of >> abc 7 news was in oakland when the city saluted two basketball teams and the teams from oakland tech and oakland high school both captured state championships in different divisions last month. yesterday members of the bulldogs and wild cats reflected on their accomplishments. >> i did really, really hope that first day when we talked together, really did want that championship and we took it which is amazing. >> it's good to get the recognition that we reserved because people said we can't make it and we proved everybody wrong. >> good for them. sky 7 flew along as both visited several schools in the area. apparently fake smile can lead to more drinking.
5:35 am
faking positive emotions like smiling or resisting the urge to roll your eyes can be so draining for some that it can lead it on drirpginking especia when you're at work. the less they're able to control their alcohol intake after work. all right. in other news, we go inside the largest conservation center for lemurs in the world outside of madagascar. the duke lemur center is the world leader in the study, care and protection of lemurs which is the earth's most threatened group of mammals. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the lemur center is the largest and most diverse population center off the island of madagascar. >> 90% are gone, which means
5:36 am
that lemurs are losing their habitat. so they don't have to -- >> i'm going to be your tour guide today. i've been a keeper here for three years and then i switched over in last year and now i split my time between the research and the education department so i know a lot about the goings on at the center. if you have questions, by all mean, throw them at me and i'm happy to answer them. >> she's in her mid-20s. bode is showing the tail has markings on his chest and his wrist. he's locked in that tail overhead. ♪ ♪ >> step on the right side of that. and then we have our cockrell over here and their hip joints are actually more out to the
5:37 am
sides of their body so they can't walk forward like we do and we get the sideways shuffle. >> how old are they when they are kicked out? >> sometimes as young as 1 1/2, if the family is too big for the space we'll pull them before they're kicked out by their parents. >> they don't get 18 years. >> no, no, not 18 years. >> come on, guys. >> hurry! hurry! >> i would be responding very quickly if someone was offering me food. >> but this is the second day out in the wild and there are a lot of buds in the trees. ♪ ♪ so we just went on a lemur tour. we also offer just a general tour and a lot of different species for $12 a person.
5:38 am
>> if anybody has any more questions for me, i am happy to answer them and i hope you enjoy the rest of your day. ♪ ♪ >> and you can check out abc's new brand at and it's also on facebook and instagram. still ahead on abc 7 mornings. drone 7 giving you a view of the east bay hills and it's one of the worst spots for seasonal allergies. what you can expect over the next month. as we head to break, the time right now is 5:38 and we're taking a look outside from this view of the golden gate
5:39 am
5:40 am
so, you went online and got so confused. that your brain went offline. next time, ask your helpful cvs pharmacist. we created a proprietary search tool that analyzes ways to help lower your prescription costs. just drop in... before you conk out. see what you might save at cvs pharmacy.
5:41 am
happening today, san francisco will celebrate the life and legacy of one of america's most influential civil rights leaders. cesar chavez co-founded the united farmworkers union. he fought for the rights of some of america's poorest laborers. a parade and festival are planned in his honor. it will start at dolores park and the festival runs from 11:00 to 6:00 tree and bryant streets. also happening in san francisco, it's the biggest cherry blossom festival on the west coast. the festival attracts 200,000 each year and this is the event's 52nd year. there will be origami demonstrations and drummers and live music. dozens of vendors will fill the streets with food, jewelry and clothing. the festival runs from 11:00 to 6:00 in japan town and next sunday is the grand parade, and
5:42 am
a nice forecast to accompany it. >> it will feel really warm out there, so it will be pleasant, above average and here's emoriville and the average high is 67 and yesterday we were in the low 70s in and around emoriville in oakland and today a few degrees warmer and i'll have the forecast for the bay area next. >> also ahead, a wild game in san jose and the first-period comeback against the golden was a success for lastchoicehotels.comign badda book. badda boom.
5:43 am
this year, we're taking it up a notch. so in this commercial we see two travelers at a comfort inn with a glow around them, so people watching will be like, "wow, maybe i'll glow too if i book direct at". who glows? just say, badda book. badda boom. nobody glows. he gets it. always the lowest price, guaranteed. book now at
5:44 am
time right now is 5:44 and we are taking a live look outside from the abc 7 exploratorium camera pointed at the financial district and you see the sales force tower lit up in blue there to the right of your screen. a bfl day with warmer conditions expected later today. we'll get a check of the full accuweather report from lisa argen in just a little bit. first in sports, the giants have won two straight games for the
5:45 am
first time this season after a dramatic victory in the 18th inning. >> on the ground. they're going to come home and they did not get him. it was off the plate. >> the spectacular play and look at the foot. he was not on it. c.b. buckner was right on it and this game is over. >> eric grounded into the field of choice that scored brandon bell with the winning run giving the giants the 3-2 victory. it ended the five-hour, 35-minute marathon. it was the longest game in oracle park history and two teams will be back at it in just a few hours and madison bum gartner, and the as are in arlington to face the rangers and that game starts at 5:05. the warriors opened the playoffs at oracle arena against the clippers. you can watch it only on abc 7 and coverage begins at 5:00 p.m.
5:46 am
the sharks and golden knights will play game three of the first playoff series tomorrow night in vegas. anthony flores has the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning, everyone. a wild shootout at the tank. six goals scored between the sharks and golden knights and that was just in the first period. game two in the best of 7 series and niners gm lynched the honorary pregame door opener and vegas scored three times in the first six minutes of the game and a brutal start for billy martin and he was pulled for eric dell, but san jose comes back and the nifty pass from pawelski, and they get a second goal just 40 seconds later and in the final minute of the first. joe thornton scoops it home. a remarkable comeback and it's tied at three after a period. early second, vegas takes the lead back on the power play goal by martin stone and already his third of the season and flips the pass down and 5-3, the final
5:47 am
and a fight after the last whistle and vegas knocked the series at a game a piece. >> we had a horrible start and given three goals there. >> and, you know, we can -- we can take it to this team and pwe've got to come up with a better start especially in vegas. >> as in texas and chris davis making time with pictures with the young fan. attention, elvis has left the building and elvis andrews' three-run homer makes it 6-1 and mike fires after nine innings and back comes oakland and ramon oriano and more from the third homer of the year and that ties things at six in the seventh and it's that man again, crush davis and his fifth homer in the three days and the as win it 8-6. the warriors tip off the nba playoffs today against the clippers and this is steph kry at practice on friday morning.
5:48 am
he rolled his ankle on tuesday, but it looks like he's good to go for game one. the warriors are trying to become the first team in more than 50 years to make the five straight nba finals and make it to three feet. game one between the warriors and clippers can be seen her ser abc 7 and it will be with mindy baah. game four will be on abc 7 on sunday april 21st. that's a look at your morning sports. i'm anthony flores, have a good weekend. getting a check now of the bay area forecast with meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, chris. just in time for the weekend, we have the warm-up and sunny skies and it will be a beautiful day and on the warm side yesterday. this is a live look outside and this is the sutro tower camera. if you're coming into the city, plan on sunshine and a lot of events going on and we will be looking at a beautiful day. so looking at what is happening
5:49 am
here, giants game, yeah. it should be pretty nice. 1:00 in the afternoon and they'll be starting out in the 60s by noon time and a lot of sun and a few high clouds, but it should be a nice afternoon and getting a little warm there and we will look for those increasing clouds for your sunday, but right now it is all about the beautiful start to the day. here's live doppler 7 and the clouds are moving into the san mateo coast and southward along monterey and it is in the mid-40s from livermore and napa and 51 on the coast and half moon bay and san francisco sitting at 50 and 46 for you in san rafael and another look outside, and it will be if you like it sunny, mild to warm today and it will be cooler tomorrow and we've got increasing clouds and we are looking at some rain arriving on monday. not for the first part of your commute and perhaps for the evening commute. if you're suffering from the
5:50 am
pollen, yes, things are getting worse because we've had the rain and boy, the grasses are getting going now and we've obviously had the tree pollen and with all of the sunshine, it's really going to start to get even worse before it gets a little bit better. >> here's a look at tomorrow where we'll start out with sunny skies and then with the low clouds at the coast, we have mid and high-level clouds increasing through the afternoon and we'll call it cloudy to partly cloudy for your sunday and then we'll look at changes arriving monday afternoon. your commute is dry, about 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon. here comes the shower activity from the north bay. a chance in the south bay and this will continue through the evening and then through the overnight hours and perhaps a lingering shower in the santa cruz mountains. so amounts will be light, but we'll see more than a trace, and a couple of hundreds a few drops squeezing out before
5:51 am
things begun to change for the second half of the workweek. 72 for you in san mateo, 66 half moon bay and highs today a little bit warmer than we were yesterday and then we'll be above average from 4 to 8 degrees and 76 in livermore and 73 in vallejo and the cherry blossom festival. 68 degrees and a little cooler and partly cloudy and low 60s. temperatures in and around the bay around 50 and mid to upper 40s and sunny and warmer today, 60s coast and mid and upper 70s and some clouds tomorrow and one on the storm impact scale on monday and if you haven't downloaded our accuweather app. it's a good idea and look at what the temperatures are doing and we are climbing and shooting up into the 80s inland and perhaps near 70 at the coast. so we're going from one season to the next all in the next seven days. >> what a neat forecast. as you just mentioned those pollen lechls will be very high
5:52 am
this weekend. experts say this could be one of the worst seasons in years. here's abc 7 news reporter leslie brinkley. >> you look out in the distance of mount diablo and everything is a vibrant green rid which is beautiful, but we have to prepare for the allergies. >> i had this cough so i had to go out and take my asthma inhaler. >> the prettier the spring, the worse it is for seasonal allergies. >> right now the hills are alive with grass pollen, and especially in contra costa and the trivalley area. we're about to get slammed with a big tidal wave of more pollen. >> as far as i can tell, i think this will be the worst season in the last ten to 15 years. >> dr. josh jackie be ones is director of the clinical research division of the bay area. he tracks pollen and he has a forecast. >> we've had a lot of precipitation and some relatively low temperatures this year and it's led to a
5:53 am
relatively mild tree season. that is all going to change in a week or two. this grass is going to pollinate like crazy and we've had a lot of growth this year. it's a very powerful allergen and not only does it cause us a lot of misery with our eyes and our nose, it causes a lot of wheezing and so we tend to have a lot of visits to the emergency room. >> he says by mother's day we'll hit our grass pollen peak. he advises getting out the meds now. over the counter nasal sprays and eye drops can mitigate the symptoms a bit and close windows and cars in your home if you're allergic to grass. >> i still will go outside and i don't want to stay in the house and i'll just decide to deal with it the best i can. >> so what i'm going to do is keep up religiously with these inhalers from now on just to be on the safe side. >> it's the rain that dictates pollen and so for tree allergies it's the year before. so last year made less rain,
5:54 am
less of a tree allergy season next year and next year it will be bad again for trees and for grass it's the current year. lots of rain and lots of green grass, lots of pollen coming our way. in walnut creek, i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. next, a piece of giants history is back on the market. barry bonds' final homerun ball up f has been making folks feel right at home, with meals like homestyle country fried steak, grandma's sampler,
5:55 am
and our signature chicken n' dumplins. so, come on home to what you love. come on home to cracker barrel.
5:56 am
here are the winning numbers from last night's $140 million mega millions drawing. 1, 24, 25, 40, 70. the mega number 4. nobody picked all six so tuesday night's jackpot increases to $157 million. the ball hit by barry bonds for his last career home run will be auctioned off next week. bonds finished his career with the most home runs in baseball history with 762. it came after the rockies in 2007. in 2008 the ball sold for
5:57 am
$375,000. it will go up for bid monday morning on golden auctions. the opening bid will be set at 150,000. bonds is a seven-time national league mvp and 14-time all-star. next on abc 7 mornings at 6:00. more concrete falls on to the roadway on the richmond-san rafael bridge. we'll have the very latest on that. plus a mother and son rescued from a balcony after a fire at their east bay apartment and why they say this was not an accident.
5:58 am
you need to place yourself whilein the moment.ears, ♪ our products make the wins more victorious... and the rewards even sweeter. you need confidence in the appliances you select to build the home and life you love. our products and services bring moments like these to every family. shop top-brand appliances including kenmore at sears. ♪ ...that's why i've got the power of 1-2-3 medicines with trelegy.
5:59 am
the only fda-approved 3-in-1 copd treatment. ♪ trelegy. the power of 1-2-3 ♪ trelegy 1-2-3 trelegy with trelegy and the power of 1-2-3, i'm breathing better. trelegy works 3 ways to... airways,... ...keep them open... ...and reduce inflammation... ...for 24 hours of better breathing. trelegy won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. trelegy is not for asthma. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. do not take trelegy more than prescribed. trelegy may increase your risk of thrush, pneumonia, and osteoporosis. call your doctor if worsened breathing, chest pain, mouth or tongue swelling,.. ...problems urinating, vision changes, or eye pain occur. think your copd medicine is doing enough? maybe you should think again. ask your doctor about once-daily trelegy and the power of 1-2-3. ♪ trelegy 1-2-3 save at
6:00 am
good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> it's saturday, april 13, good morning and thank you very much for joining us. i'm chris newen. let's get a look at your forecast. lisa argen is tracking live doppler 7. >> hi, chris. nothing to show you on live doppler 7 and patchy low clouds along the san mateo coast and it looks pretty good. mount tam nice and clear out there and no fog in the north bay and temperatures are coolest in the mid-40s and we're looking at 50s in san jossy ande and 51 half moon bay and sutro, the beginning of the sunrise. 47 santa rosa and 44 in livermore so get set for a ton of sunshine and we'll see temperatures in many locations anywhere from 4 to 8 degrees above average. so making it into the upper 50s


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on